Local Government, Housing and Planning Committee
Regulations on proposals made by Boundaries Scotland
The Committee will consider draft laws on changes to how communities are represented in six council areas. These local authorities all contain inhabited islands and are:
- Highland Council
- Argyll and Bute Council
- North Ayrshire Council
- Shetland Islands Council
- Orkney Islands Council
- Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (Western Isles Council)
We need your views
The Committee would like to hear what you think about the suggested changes.
Please send your responses to the survey by 17 September 2021.
Responses which are sent after this may not be looked at by the Committee.
Find out more about this inquiry
The Islands (Scotland) Act 2018 says Boundaries Scotland must look at the boundaries for the six councils. Boundaries Scotland made suggestions to the Scottish Government in 2021. We have provided links to each of the final reports for each council area.
Boundaries Scotland asked people what they thought of the proposals.
Find out about how legislation could be impacted by this inquiry
The Scottish Government cannot amend or reject the suggestions from Boundaries Scotland. The Scottish Government has created draft laws which the Committee will consider before suggesting to Parliament what action it should take.
Tuesday 14 September 2021
Tuesday 21 September 2021
Tuesday 28 September 2021
Deputy First Minister, John Swinney MSP